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I have set myself a challenge of running a pocket radio on the power from one candle alone. I think it is possible but have found no patents or other attempts on the internet. I wondered if it might be suitable for an instructable competition.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

11 years ago

slightly impossible, just use a solar panel

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

11 years ago

I think there was a project in make magazine that sounds like what you are doing. They made a Seebeck Generator to take the heat from a candle and turn it into electricity.

http://www.makezine.com/15/seebeck/

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T0BY
T0BY

Reply 11 years ago

Thankyou, that's pretty much what I had in mind, but I might water cool mine. Very helpful.

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 11 years ago

Yep, no problem.

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bumpus
bumpus

11 years ago

A candle? Why not a rock, or marble?

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Cew27
Cew27

Reply 11 years ago

or dogs breath. better yet make it run on a biscuit